In Leamington for a couple of days, a chance to ride out with Graham. Looking for a '30 miler', went east towards Daventry with the intention of going to Braunston and a little tea room there that I have not been to before. A bit of a chilly wind at times but overall, a good day with sunshine and no showers. Met Graham at his home and went through Cubbington, Barton and Birdingbury, Willoughby to Braunston in Northamptonshire. Took a different route back through Long Itchington to Leamington.
What a handsome fellow.
Near to Leamington Hastings, came across this fine fellow sitting on a fence. Thought he was real at first. Close up, realised he couldn't be with his feet nailed to a board. Expected someone to come rushing out proclaiming, "Why are you taking photos of my chicken." Never happened.
Braunston Tea Rooms
Reached our destination, 'Your Cafe'. It is a community cafe which is self supporting and is run for the benefit of the local community and visitors to the village. It is entirely staffed by volunteers. They did a good job today, the tea and toast were excellent. Thank you ladies.
Saw this building in the high street. A search of google and the village of Braunston website failed to find out what this strange piece of architecture is all about. It is the end wall of a dwelling house and was possibly an extension which has not been completed or it has fallen down. Any ideas?
All Saints Church
Standing on top of a hill, this church with its 150' spire has commanding views of the surrounding countryside. It was rebuilt in 1849 on the site of a former church. Note the interesting position of the two clock faces.